When developing the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, Jeep Chrysler set out to design an off-roading machine that could stand up to the toughest terrain in North America. Proof of this can be found on the side of every JK in the form of a decal that simply states “Trail Rated.” Having designed and tested the [...]
Part of the charm of driving radio controlled cars is the remote command you have of the smaller-than-life vehicle. Aside from the lower costs of operating a miniature performance machine, such as a touring car, short course truck, or rock crawler, is the lack of personal harm possible when one’s bravery overcomes his or her [...]
With everything included in the box, it really was just a matter of mounting the wheels and charging the batteries before hitting the dirt. The included charger is an AC balancing charger, but with a maximum output of only 1A, it does the job very slowly. With two 7.4V 3200mAh packs to charge, I got [...]
When Jeep named its flagship Jeep Wrangler Unlimited after one of the most grueling off-road trails in the country, they did it for good reason. The Rubicon Trail’s 22-mile-long route starts in Georgetown, CA, and takes you on through some of the most challenging parts of the El Dorado National Forest on the way to [...]
When something completely new comes along like the Nitro Slash, the anticipation nearly kills me during engine break-in. The Traxxas break-in method is detailed very precisely in the manual, as proper break-in is essential to the TRX 3.3’s performance and life (that goes for any nitro engine, actually). It takes a bit of time to [...]
What could make driving the Traxxas Slash an even more authentic replication of door-banging TORC Series action? Adding a screaming nitro engine to match the V8 roar of the Pro-2 class! The Readers’ Choice award-winning TRX 3.3 fire breather pushes this latest addition to Traxxas’ short course truck lineup to a top speed of 50+ [...]
Last weekend saw the close of the legendary SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) holds the show each year as the premier trade show for the full size aftermarket product industry as a venue to showcase the best work and hottest new performance parts to hit the car market. [...]
EXCLUSIVE: We drive Traxxas’ newest RTR, the 4WD brushless-powered Rally! A 60+ MPH hatchback-style all-terrain racer that puts the excitement of the U.S. Rallycross Series, World Rally Championship, and X-Games Rally competition right into your hands.